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Choices: 

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Route 

Out 

Of 

Poverty 

The 

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Employment 

and Training 

CHOICES 

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ET 

Choices: 
A 

Route 
Out 
Of 
Poverty 

The 

Massachusetts 

Employment 

and Training 

CHOICES 

Program 






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We call 
itET 



Employment and Training Choices is 
Massachusetts' employment program 
for people on public assistance. 

We call itET. 

The program began in October 1983. 



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How does 
ET work? 



All welfare recipients are referred to ET for an 
assessment of their job readiness. 

ET participants may choose from four areas 
of activity: 

© job placement through the 

Division of Employment Security 

• on-the-job training through 
Supported Work 

• education and skills training 

• assessment and career counseling 

Daycare and transportation allowances are 
available to all ET participants. 





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Over 600 ET grads 
go to work 
every month 



Each month, over 600 ET graduates 
obtain full-time jobs through ET. 

This does not include those welfare 
recipients who get jobs on their own; 
they are not counted as part of the 
ET program. 




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ET jobs are 
real jobs 



All ET jobs are unsubsidized. They are real 
jobs, not make-work public projects. 
T hese are jobs that provide career-tra ck 
o pportunities. 

80% of the ET placements are in private 
sector jobs. 

Over two-thirds of the jobs provide health 
insurance. 



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ET pays over 
twice as much as 
welfare 



Currently, the average starting salary for 
full-time ET placements is nearly $6.50 
per hour, or $13,000 per year. 

This is more than twice the average yearly 
welfare grant of $5,600 per year in 
Massachusetts (based on a family 
of three). 



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An ET hire is a 
good hire 



Employers have stated that the 
ET graduates they have hired are 
exceptionally well-trained and 
highly motivated. 



Our welfare 
caseload 
is down 



Since ET began, Massachusetts' welfare 
caseload has declined 5% —from 
88,500 on October 1, 1983 to 84,000 on 
July 1, 1987-despite the fact that 
welfare benefits in Massachusetts have 
increased 41% since 1983. 

In contrast, over the last 4 years, welfare 
caseloads in the nation's twelve largest 
welfare states have increased an average 
of 6%. 




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ET is cost 
effective 



After deducting the costs of the program, 
ET saved over $100 million in 1986 in: 

• reduced welfare benefits 

• new Social Security revenue 

• income tax contributions 

• sales tax contributions 



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ET is a route 
out of poverty 



Of the people who go off welfare through ET, 
86% are still off welfare one year later. 



ETisa 

Public/Private 

Partnership 



More than 10,000 Massachusetts firms have 
hired ET graduates. 

Through the local Private Industry Councils, 
private sector leaders have helped design and 
guide ET training courses. 

Over 1000 businesses have participated in job 
fairs and other ET recruitment activities. 



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If you would like 
to find out more 
about ET . . . 



write to: 

Barbara Burke-Tatum 
Associate Commissioner for 
Employment and Training 
Department of Public Welfare 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
180 Tremont Street 
Boston, MA 02111 

or call: (617)348-5200 



A sample of 
ET employers 



Adams and Abbott 

Aetna Life and Casualty 

Alpha Industries 

American Cancer Society 

American Mutual Insurance Company 

American Optical 

Apollo Computer Corporation 

AT&T 

AVCO Corporation 

Bank of Boston 

Bank of New England 

Bart's Ice Cream 

Bay Cove Human Services 

Berkshire Porcelain Studios 

Blue Cross/Blue Shield 

Bolt, Beranek & Newman 

Boston's Beth Israel Hospital 

Boston Financial Data Services 

Boston Five Cents Savings Bank 

Boston Gas Company 

Bradlees 

Brigham and Women's Hospital 

Bristol Knitting Mills 

Cahners Publishing Company 

Canberra Clinical Lab 

Children's Hospital Medical Center 

Cliftex Corporation 

Combustion Engineering Company 

Dennison National Company 

Digital Equipment Corporation 

Fallon Community Health Plan 

Friendly Ice Cream Corporation 

GCA Corporaiton 

Gemini Corporation 

General Electric 

Gillette Corporation 

Hale & Dorr 

Harvard Cooperative Society 

Horizon House 

Intercity Homemaker 

IT & T Semi-conductor 

Jewish Nursing Home 

Jordan Marsh 

Kangaroo Pouch 

K & M Electronics 



Legal Seafoods 

L.F.E. Corporation 

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company 

M/A-Com 

Mary Immaculate Nursing Home 

Marriott Hotel 

Massachusetts General Hospital 

Mercury Labs 

Moduform, Inc. 

Montachusett Office Systems 

Morse Shoe 

New England Deaconess Hospital 

New England Medical Center 

New England Telephone Company 

Ocean Spray 

Office Specialists 

Norton Company 

Parker Metal Company 

Pittsfield Mold and Tool 

Preferred Electronics 

Prime Computer 

Quality Seafoods 

Raytheon 

R.H. White Construction 

Robertson Curtain Factories 

Sacred Heart Nursing Home 

Saxton Corporation 

Shawmut Bank in Boston 

Showcase Cinemas 

Solo Products 

State Street Bank and Trust Company 

Stone & Webster Engineering 

Stride-Rite Corporation 

Teradyne 

Texas Instruments 

Twistex 

United Parcel Service 

University of Massachusetts/Amherst 

VA Hospital 

Wall Industries 

Wang Laboratories 

Winthrop Printing 

Worcester City Hospital 

Zayre Warehouse 



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Employment and Training Choices 

is a program of 

Your Department of 

Public Welfare 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

Michael S. Dukakis, Governor